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The Prisoner Of Azkaban Easter Egg You Likely Missed In Fantastic Beasts 3

The following article contains spoilers for "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore."

No doubt, a significant portion of the population is ecstatic to once again return to the Wizarding World of "Harry Potter." The next installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, subtitled "The Secrets of Dumbledore," is now in theaters, and it once again helps to fill in some of the blanks of this magical world. 

It sees the continuing adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who has once more been tasked with completing a magical assignment from Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). The fates of both the wizarding and muggle worlds are at stake, with Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) seeking to obtain enough power to wage an all-out war between the two societies.

However, this is still a "Harry Potter" story after all, and there are numerous references and Easter eggs scattered throughout to remind you of your childhood all over again, including one that may have gone over your head upon the first watch.

The Monster Book of Monsters makes a return

Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts came with many new surprises: among them, taking a class taught by Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). As part of their assigned reading, they had to acquire the Monster Book of Monsters, a particularly vicious read that tried to bite off the reader's fingers. In order to subdue the book, the reader has to gently stroke the spine for it to open calmly. 

It's just one of the delightful charms of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and that book makes a splendid return in "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." It all comes to a head during the climactic battle in Bhutan. Dumbledore's comrades have each obtained an identical suitcase, with only one of them containing the Qilin necessary to turn the tide of the election in their favor. The other suitcases contain a barrage of items meant to disorient Grindelwald's forces. One such suitcase contains a plethora of books, including the Monster Book of Monsters, which promptly attacks the opposing soldiers. 

It's an appropriate addition to the attack, especially seeing how Lally's (Jessica Williams) magic so often centers around books and pages. And the book comes in handy. It really just goes to show how knowledge can be power.